Singapore Court Grants Stay, Malaysian on Death Row Won’t Hang Tomorrow

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Malaysian P Pannir Selvam who was due to be executed tomorrow in Singapore has at the last minute been granted a chance to challenge a previous refusal of clemency.

His lawyers today confirmed that he will not be executed as scheduled tomorrow, following a court hearing earlier today in Singapore.

Image credit: Latheefa Koya via MMO

Pannir Selvam’s lawyers and family in front of Singapore’s Supreme Court.

“The Court of Appeal allowed the stay of execution for Pannir in order to give him time to mount a challenge against the refusal of clemency. This was unprecedented,” his lawyers said in a statement. – MMO